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  • What is a Wax Melt - Unveiling the Benefits

    What is a Wax Melt - Introduction

    Wax melts, also known as wax tarts or wax cubes, have gained immense popularity in recent years as an alternative to traditional candles for creating pleasant scents and ambience in homes, offices, and other spaces. These small, scented wax blocks are known for their strong fragrance and long-lasting effects. Unlike traditional candles, wax melts do not have a wick. Instead, they rely on the heat from a wax warmer to release their fragrance into the air. When the wax is heated, it melts and releases the scent, filling your home with a delightful aroma.

    There are two main types of wax used in wax melts: paraffin wax and soy wax.  Eco-friendly and sustainable products are important to us, and we choose soy wax (or other plant-based waxes) for our wax melts. All our soy wax melts are handmade, and hand poured by us at our FelinFach Studio in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

    In this knowledge base page, we will explore what wax melts are, their composition, how they work, their benefits, and how to use them effectively.


    Wax melts burner with wax melts and tealights
    What is a Wax Melt, How to Use with Wax Melts Burners and Warmers. Wax melts burners available in our FelinFach online shop, click here...


    Candle Chandler - Candles, Wax Melts and Tealights 

    A Candle Chandler? - "a maker and seller of tallow, wax candles, and also usually soap".

    We are a modern-day candle chandler, hand pouring soy wax candles and wax melts but also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers and tealights. Our eco-friendly wax melts are made from sustainable and renewable plant-based candle waxes.



    Soy Wax Melts

    Soy wax melts,¬†branded and exclusive to FelinFach, are a popular choice to create a beautiful fragrance in your home. Wax melts are hand poured in small batches¬†and blended with a variety of premium¬†high-grade¬†fragrance oil recipes that are also used in our Soy Wax Candles.¬†Available in a choice of fragrances, they are also an ideal way to ‚Äėtry before you buy‚Äô one of our larger candles.

    • Eco-friendly, natural, sustainable soy wax melts (no paraffin wax)
    • Long lasting burn times with little or no soot
    • Vegan and Cruelty free.
    • Plastic free, recyclable packaging with carbon neutral shipping.

    How do Wax Melts Work?

    Wax Melt Burners to Release the Fragrance

    Wax melts are small, scented wax cubes that are designed to be melted in a wax warmer or burner. The process is simple yet effective. When the wax melt is heated, it releases its fragrance into the surrounding area, creating a pleasant and inviting atmosphere. The heat source can be an electric wax warmer or a tealight candle, depending on the type of wax warmer you choose. Once the wax melt is melted, it will continue to release its fragrance for hours, providing a long-lasting scent that can fill even large spaces. 

    The Wax in Wax Melts

    Our wax melts are typically made from a combination of soy wax and fragrance oils. The soy wax acts as the carrier for the fragrance, allowing it to be released slowly and evenly as the wax melt melts. The fragrance oils used in wax melts can vary greatly, ranging from floral and fruity scents to more complex and sophisticated aromas. This wide variety of fragrances ensures that there is a wax melt scent to suit every preference and mood.

    Eco-friendly and natural products are important to us and that is why we choose soy wax (or other plant-based waxes) for our wax melts. Our wax melts do not contain any colouring, dyes or other additives. All our soy wax melts are handmade, and hand poured by us.

    Benefits of Using Wax Melts

    Using wax melts in your home or business offers a multitude of benefits that go beyond simply filling the air with a pleasant scent. Let's explore some of the key advantages of incorporating wax melts into your daily life.

    • Long-Lasting Scent Throw

      One of the standout benefits of wax melts is their ability to provide a long-lasting scent throw. Unlike candles, which often lose their fragrance as they burn, wax melts release their fragrance consistently as they melt. This means that you can enjoy the aroma of your chosen wax melt for hours on end, creating an inviting and relaxing atmosphere that lingers throughout the day.

    • Versatility in Design

      Wax melts come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and designs, making them a versatile choice for any space. Whether you prefer classic cubes, cute shapes, or elegant designs, there is a wax melt to suit your style. This versatility allows you to personalise your wax warmer or burner and add a touch of personality to your space.

    • Easy to Use

      Another advantage of wax melts is their ease of use. Simply place a wax melt in your wax warmer or burner, turn it on or light the tealight candle, and let the magic happen. Unlike candles, you don't need to worry about trimming wicks or monitoring open flames. Wax melts offer a hassle-free way to enjoy beautiful fragrances without any additional effort.

    • Economical choice

      Wax melts are a cost-effective choice compared to candles. A single wax melt can provide hours of fragrance, making them a more economical option in the long run. Additionally, wax melts often come in multipacks or larger quantities, allowing you to stock up on your favourite scents and save even more.

    • No Soot or Residue

      Unlike candles, which can produce soot and leave behind residue, wax melts are a clean and mess-free option. As the wax melt is contained within the wax warmer or burner, there is no risk of soot or residue staining your walls or furniture. This makes wax melts a great choice for those who want to enjoy beautiful fragrances without the worry of cleaning up afterward.


    Different Types of Wax Melts Available

    Wax melts come in a variety of types, each offering its own unique characteristics and benefits. Our wax melts are eco-friendly and from sustainable sources. They are handmade with plant-based waxes such as soy wax, coconut and rapeseed wax. We do not use paraffin wax.

    • Soy Wax Melts

      Soy wax melts are made from soybean oil, making them a natural and eco-friendly choice. Soy wax is known for its clean burn and strong scent throw, ensuring that you can enjoy the fragrance of your soy wax melt for an extended period. Additionally, soy wax melts are free from toxins and pollutants, making them a safe option for those with allergies or sensitivities.

    • Coconut Wax Melts

      Coconut wax melts are made from the oil of coconuts, offering a unique and exotic fragrance experience. Coconut wax is known for its clean burn and excellent scent throw, making coconut wax melts a popular choice for those who want to create a tropical or beach-inspired ambiance.

    Choosing the Best Fragrance for your Space

    When it comes to choosing the right fragrance for your space, personal preference plays a significant role. However, there are a few factors to consider to ensure that you select a fragrance that complements your surroundings and creates the desired ambience.

    • Room Size

      The size of the room will influence the intensity of the fragrance. For smaller spaces, such as bathrooms or bedrooms, lighter and more delicate scents are often recommended to avoid overwhelming the room. In larger areas, such as living rooms or open-plan spaces, bolder and stronger scents can be used to ensure the fragrance fills the space adequately.

    • Seasonal Scents

      Many wax melt brands offer seasonal scents that are designed to evoke the spirit of a particular season or holiday. Consider selecting scents that align with the current season to create a cohesive and festive atmosphere. For example, floral or fruity scents are perfect for spring and summer, while warm and spicy scents are ideal for fall and winter.

    • Mood and Purpose

      The fragrance you choose should align with the mood and purpose of the space. For relaxation and unwinding, opt for soothing scents like lavender or chamomile. For a lively and invigorating atmosphere, citrus or minty scents can be used. Consider the activities that take place in the space and select a fragrance that enhances the desired mood.

    • Personal Preference

      Ultimately, your personal preference should guide your fragrance selection. Choose scents that you love and that bring you joy. Fragrance has the power to evoke memories and emotions, so selecting scents that resonate with you will help create a space that feels truly personalized and inviting.

    Tips for Using Wax Melts Effectively

    To make the most of your wax melt experience, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:


    Wax Melts Burner with Tealights. Handmade wax melts burner
    • Start with a Clean Wax Warmer or Burner

      Before using a new wax melt, ensure that your wax warmer or burner is clean and free from any residue. This will help prevent any unwanted scents from lingering and ensure that the fragrance of your wax melt is not compromised.

    • Experiment with Scent Combinations

      Don't be afraid to mix and match different wax melts to create unique scent combinations. This can add an element of creativity and customization to your fragrance experience. Just be mindful of the scents you choose and ensure they complement each other well.

    • Don't Overcrowd the Dish

      When placing a wax melt in your wax warmer or burner, avoid overcrowding the dish. This can prevent the wax melt from melting evenly and may result in a weaker scent throw. Follow the instructions provided with your wax warmer or burner to determine the appropriate amount of wax melt to use.

    • Store Unused Wax Melts Properly

      If you have unused wax melts, be sure to store them properly to maintain their fragrance. Keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. This will help preserve their scent and ensure they are ready to use when you need them.

    • Keep an Eye on the Fragrance Intensity

      Some wax melts may have a stronger scent throw than others. If you find that a particular wax melt is overpowering or too subtle for your liking, you can adjust the fragrance intensity by using a smaller or larger piece of the wax melt. This allows you to customize the scent to suit your preferences.

    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your soy wax candles and wax melts safely and with care. Please note the following advice for how to burn wax melts safely... 

    • Never leave burning candles or wax melts unattended.
    • Place¬†candles or wax melts¬†on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
    • Keep¬†candles or wax melts¬†out of reach of children and pets.
    • Extinguish¬†candles or wax melts¬†before going to bed or leaving the house.
    • Do not place¬†candles or wax melts¬†too close together.

    More information on Candle Safety and Care,¬†clickÔĽŅ here...

    Conclusion: Enhancing your Space with the Power of Wax Melts

    From their captivating fragrances to their ability to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere, wax melts have become a beloved addition to homes and businesses alike. Their long-lasting scent throw, versatility in design, and ease of use make them a fantastic choice for transforming any space into a haven of relaxation. So, why not embark on a fragrant journey and discover the magic of wax melts for yourself? With wax melts, the power to enhance your space is just a melt away!


    About FelinFach

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